Some cops are known for one heroic act in their career, such as apprehending a bank robber or saving a person from a burning building. Others quietly commit heroic acts routinely, one at a time, until they've created a lifelong legacy of heroism. This the case with Miami-Dade Police Department Officer Elliott Scholes. Over his 26-year career, Officer Scholes cooked monthly dinners for children and their families at Ronald McDonald House Miami for more than eight of those years. He also recruits his fellow officers and dispatchers to join him, working only for the smiles he receives from the kids. In addition, Officer Scholes helped provide foster care for dogs throughout South Florida. Over the last five years, he has helped find homes for more than 35 dogs, even personally covering veterinary costs out-of-pocket! Officer Scholes is an example of everything that is right about law enforcement in Florida and a leader in his community. To learn more about Officer Scholes and his story, click here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-credit-union-police-hero-20151015-story.html
Did you just get a job as a law enforcement officer or are you trying to get one?
Law enforcement is a very rewarding career, one that can enhance your life and benefit you greatly. Preparing for a job in law enforcement shares some similarities to other careers. At the same time it has unique challenges to overcome.
Let’s take a moment to examine how you can prepare for a job as a law enforcement officer.